Someone’s been using my email address to sign up for stuff for years

So, for years I’ve been getting spam addressed to “Scott” to one of my email addresses, and I had no idea why. Today, I received an order confirmation from an online store where someone named Scott [surname withheld] has signed up using my email address. I think he’s used his real name and credit card, if so I have his address and his phone number.

What I’ve done so far is change the password in the store(I did that before I knew what was going on, after I got the signup email), and I’ve let customer support know that he’s signed up using someone else’s email address. I’m not sure where to go from here. He’s stored his credit card there, so technically I could buy him lots of stuff from that store… I’m not going to do that, though.

Now, what do I do about this? I’m assuming this guy has been doing this for years because of the spam thing. I don’t think he has the password to my email, but I’ve changed it just in case. I guess I could call him, but I would definitely not be comfortable doing that. Any other suggestions? I’m not sure this is the correct subreddit for this, if not I’d be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction. Thanks!

The content was posted by someonestolemyemail on 2012-07-29 04:50:41 via reddit

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  1. You know, I’ve been getting some guy’s email on my hotmail address for like a year now. He signs up for Myspace and Facebook and fantasy football stuff, I get his updates all the time. I know for sure that he doesn’t have my password (I’ve changed it a few times and I’m sure that there are no other recovery emails linked to the account), and I’ve logged into his social media accounts and disabled them, but he just keeps using my account. Why the hell do people do this??

  2. This happened to me with a guy named Scott, too! It was on iTunes. I ended up looking up the guy on Facebook since I had his full name, city, and state. Sent him a message letting him know what was up. Never heard back from him, but I also didn’t get any more emails about his iTunes purchases.

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